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MICHAEL KANCHER, Executive Director



DANI SOBEL, Director of Youth and Member Engagement  

Dani grew up in Rockville, MD where she was active in her Reform congregation’s youth group and spent her summers at URJ Camp Harlam as a camper, CIT & staff/leadership team member. Dani is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she was an active member of Hillel. She is excited to be CRJ’s Director of Youth!

JULIE BEGANI, Events and Marketing Director

Julie Begani has been in the Orlando Community for over 17 years.  As a graduate of the University of Central Florida she was very active in Central Florida Hillel which opened many doors within the Orlando Jewish Community.  She went on to work for multiple agencies in Orlando including the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Center.  Julie came to CRJ in 2012 as the Program Director before transitioning into her current role as the Events and Marketing Director where she focuses on marketing, membership, and fundraising for the temple.

Julie is married to Christopher and they have three children,  Benjamin, Joseph, and Edina



Administrative Assistant
(M – F 9-5pm)


Maintenance Supervisor
(M-F 8:30 – 5pm)

Thu, October 21 2021 15 Cheshvan 5782